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Trip to the River Lea
May 15, 2013
By Charlotte Brennan, Year 8 student
In Geography, Year 8 have been studying rivers and water. To further our knowledge and to collect our own data for rivers, we went to the River Lea at Wheathampstead.
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Year 7

Taught in form groups

Main topics covered

British Isles, Map Reading, Population, Settlement, Food Production

Assessment Information

A variety of written tests and project based work

Textbook

New Key Geog Series ISBNumber:
Foundations 978 0 7487 9701 1
Connections 978 0 7487 9702 8
Interactions 978 0 7487 9703 5

Year 8

Taught in form groups

Main topics covered

Natural Hazards, Rivers, Energy

Assessment Information

A variety of written tests and project based work

Textbook

New Key Geog Series ISBNumber:
Foundations 978 0 7487 9701 1
Connections 978 0 7487 9702 8
Interactions 978 0 7487 9703 5

Year 9

Taught in form groups

Main topics covered

Development (Autumn Term)
Coasts and Tourism (Spring Term)
GCSE Geography (Summer Term after the options)

Assessment Information

A variety of written tests and project based work

Textbook

New Key Geog Series ISBNumber:
Foundations 978 0 7487 9701 1
Connections 978 0 7487 9702 8
Interactions 978 0 7487 9703 5

'Understanding GCSE Geography' ISBNumber: 978 0 435353 30 8

Year 10 & 11

Taught in Sets

Exam Board and Syllabus number: AQA Specification A 4032

Assessment Information

Controlled Assessment and two written exams, one Physical Geography, the other Human Geography.

Main topics covered

Restless Earth, Living World, Water on the Land, The Coastal Zone, Population Change, Changing Urban Environments, The Development Gap, Tourism.

Textbook

'Understanding GCSE Geography' ISBNumber: 978 0 435353 30 8

Year 12 & 13

Exam Board and Syllabus number: OCR AS H083, AR H483

Assessment Information

Four written papers. A mixture of short and long answer questions

Main topics covered

AS Tourism, Energy, Urban, Rural, Rivers, Coasts, Deserts, Glaciation

A2 People and Resources, Atmospheric Systems, Development, Earth Hazrads

Textbook

OCR GEOG AS ISBNumber: 978 0 435357 53 5
OCR GEOG A2 ISBNumber: 978 0 435357 62 7

Staff

  • Miss. R. Loader (Subject Leader)
  • Mr. P. Hobbs
  • Ms. T. Sharpley

Facilities

Rooms A2, A3 and A4

Extra Curricular

Revission Sessions for Year 10 and 11 - Friday - 3.00pm - 4.00pm.

Field work throughout all key stages from local to national.